- Wide vs. Deep vs. Square. Choose whichever the presenter prefers. Chad’s favorite is the square to create an intimate audience feel.
- Number of Registrants. You always want a few less chairs than the number of registrants. You won’t always get 100% attendance. Empty seats emphasize why people didn’t show up. Have chairs on backup just in case there is 100% show.
- Temperature. Chad prefers 70 - 72 degrees when presenting. It’s proven that colder temperatures keep people awake.
- Noises. Shut off any noises that may prohibit attendees from hearing.
- Interruptions. Always put in processes to limit distractions from your presentation.
- White Board. It’s engaging to draw and demonstrate during your presentation.
- Podiums vs Table. Chad prefers a table so there’s no barrier between him and the audience. Choose whichever you prefer.
- Models, Illustrations. If you’re not going to draw on the whiteboard, bring models or illustrations to keep your audience engaged.
- Testimonials Hanging. Make sure you’re parading people by testimonials. Your waiting room is a great place to display testimonials.
- Worksheet. Everyone gets a worksheet to fill out.
- Pens. Have pens to handout to the audience.
- Report. Have this ready to handout to attendees.
- Book (if you have one). Chad constantly drops hints about his book for social consumption and social proof.
- Water vs. Snacks vs. Decorations. Chad’s realized that people who are coming to workshops are looking for information, not snacks and decorations. Only providing water bottles is the best option.